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Leaving the military? Here’s a financial checklist for returning to civilian life | MarketWatch
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Leaving the military? Here’s a financial checklist for returning to civilian life | MarketWatch

Transitioning to the civilian workforce after serving in the armed forces is difficult for veterans, who must look for fitting jobs, persuade hiring committees and balance a new routine and budget.

Even before exiting the military, veterans must assess their current finances, what living arrangements and financial goals they have for when they leave and determine what skills they intend to highlight when they search for a new job.

“It is not always as easy as folks think it is,” said John Pickens, executive director of VeteransPlus, a financial education organization for active duty servicemembers and veterans based in Clearwater, Fla.

Source: Leaving the military? Here’s a financial checklist for returning to civilian life – MarketWatch